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News by State

Multistate marijuana testing firm expanding into Oregon

Steep Hill, one of the largest U.S. cannabis testing labs, is expanding into Oregon – a move that will give the company a presence in eight states. The California-based company has licensed its brand and testing technology to a local Oregon partner, Dr. Carl Balog, an anesthesiologist who already owns a medical toxicology lab, according […]

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Oregon cannabis firm is shuttered for interstate transport

Oregon’s cannabis regulator has suspended the license of an extraction company after its owner was caught with a van full of marijuana products in Nebraska. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission worked in conjunction with law enforcement to investigate and shutter Portland-based Rich Extracts for transporting cannabis across state lines. The Oregonian reported the commission revoked […]

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Kentucky task force will study medical marijuana legalization

Kentucky activists – including at least two elected officials – are part of a task force charged with studying  legalization of medical marijuana. The group – formed and led by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes – will be empowered to propose the implementation and regulation of medical cannabis, according to TV station WSAZ. Here’s what […]

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Week in Review: CA marijuana rules, Maryland’s MMJ launch & Sessions + cannabis

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Kristen Nichols California reveals the licensing rules for its marijuana industry, Maryland’s medical cannabis appears ready to launch, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicates the DOJ has no plans to suppress the marijuana industry. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past […]

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California unveils marijuana industry regulations

The largest legal marijuana marketplace in the United States is taking shape – at least on paper. California regulators released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging cannabis sector  from fields to sales. The regulations have been in development for many months and in some cases covered familiar ground: At first, the state […]

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Montana updates medical cannabis business rules

A slew of updated medical cannabis business rules for Montana companies has been proposed by the state health department The rules deliver more clarity to those looking to participate in the state’s MMJ industry, but the regulations have yet to be completely finalized. According to The Billings Gazette, the wide-ranging rules include: License fees. An […]

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Michigan 2018 rec marijuana campaign to submit signatures

A statewide campaign in Michigan to legalize recreational cannabis will submit signatures to state officials on Monday in the hopes of qualifying for the 2018 ballot. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol plans to deliver roughly 363,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office, well over the 252,523 necessary to make the ballot, campaign […]

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Rhode Island dispensary owner fears Massachusetts’ recreational cannabis

At least one of Rhode Island’s three medical cannabis dispensary chiefs is afraid the launch of the Massachusetts recreational market will be the death of his business. Seth Bock – the CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth – told a Rhode Island legislative committee that unless officials make changes to the MMJ program, […]

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AG Sessions confirms status quo on cannabis policy

Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decidedly anti-marijuana statements since he took over the U.S. Department of Justice, it appears cannabis businesses are safe from his agency for the time being. According to The Cannabist, when asked Tuesday during a congressional committee hearing regarding the DOJ’s policy on the marijuana industry, Sessions replied: “Our policy is […]

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Varied approaches to rec marijuana in California

As California’s legal marijuana industry awaits statewide regulations for recreational marijuana sales, local governments continue to take it into their own hands to pass regulations. And the results are a mixed bag. According to CBS SF Bay Area, the San Jose City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to allow adult-use sales in 2018 in the […]

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Arizona’s medical cannabis card fees face court test

An Arizona attorney has filed a lawsuit asking the state’s Court of Appeals to decide whether the $150 patient card fee is legal, a move that could affect Arizona’s medical marijuana market. Lawyer Sean Berberian claims the $150 fee is unnecessarily high, according to Capitol Medial Services, because it generates more than enough revenue to […]

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Greece’s medical marijuana market pushes forward

Investors are making plans to pump money into Greece’s recently legalized medical marijuana market. Cultivators are interested in investing more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.74 billion) to construct greenhouses for growing and manufacturing marijuana, according to the country’s minister of rural development and food. Here’s what you need to know from the Bloomberg report: Prime […]

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